You may know Tabria Majors as a model for Forever 21, Ashleigh Stewart and Ebony Magazine.
When she’s not slaying commercial campaigns, she’s stuntin’ on the Gram, slaying the selfie and yoga pose game.
But honestly she should go down as the first model/singer/actress/IG baddie to give an HONEST review of Flat Tummy Tea. Majors posed with the teas and put up the following caption;
“So this is the face I make when I see the posts about Flat Tummy Tea, because I tried it and can honestly say I saw no change. I would recommend any of the diuretic teas you can get from Whole Foods for around $5 instead of paying $36 for this. If there’s anything you guys want me to review I’m down”
Um… THANK YOU!
“The nighttime tea — billed as the “cleansing and detoxification tea” — is where the real weight loss, or “detoxification,” happens. This is largely due to senna root and leaf. Senna is an FDA-approved laxative used to treat constipation and clear the bowels of patients pre-colonoscopy. It works by irritating the colon to empty its contents and is known as a “stimulant” laxative. Basically, ingesting senna is going to make you have go to the bathroom… a lot. And afterwards you’re going to feel lighter because you have successfully emptied out the entire contents of your intestines. While pooping out a pound or two might seem like an activity that’s innocent enough, the laxative process isn’t usually quick or painless. As ridiculous as it sounds, trips to the bathroom can take hours to complete after senna use. It’s why you’ll find warnings like “ensure you have ready access to a toilet during the day until you know how your body reacts to the tea” on nighttime detox teas.
During this window — and let’s call it a window for lack of a better word — users are likely to experience cramps, stomach discomfort, and diarrhea. The U.S. National Library of Medicine claims these are expected side effects of senna, but they also state: “Don’t use senna for more than two weeks. Longer use can cause the bowels to stop functioning normally and might cause dependence on laxatives. Long-term use can also change the amount or balance of some chemicals in the blood (electrolytes) that can cause heart function disorders, muscle weakness, liver damage, and other harmful effects.”
Um, no thanks… No thanks.
Shout out to Tabria for keeping it real! Not everyone is trying to get that Flat Tummy Tea endorsement money, thank goodness.